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World’s Longest Flight Gets Longer

The longest scheduled commercial flight will get a bit longer at the end of June. Singapore Airlines announced it will begin flying nonstop from New York to Singapore at the end of June. The 10,300 mile journey will take 18 hours in a new Airbus A340-500. The plane is specially outfitted with extra legroom in coach, and areas where people can stand and talk. Something for Continental, who flies a 16 hour flight from Newark to Hong Kong in a normally equipped (read: cramped) aircraft, to keep in mind.

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